The Leaders Other Leaders Love: Manmohan Singh
By Christopher Dickey
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a sophisticated former economist, has played a key role in the country's emergence as one of the rising powers of the 21st century, engineering the transition from stagnant socialism to a spectacular takeoff in the global economy. But it's Singh's unassuming personal style that really inspires awe among his fellow global luminaries, who praise him for being modest, humble, and incorruptible. As former International Atomic Energy Agency director-general and Egyptian presidential challenger Mohamed ElBaradei told me last spring, the soft-spoken Singh is "the model of what a political leader should be."